Industry Listing, Workshop / Classes.

Tuesday May 29, 2018

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

De-mystify dramaturgy and do it yourself!
When people ask me, “What does a dramaturg do?” I reply, “I question.”

This function is fundamental in the creation of any work of theatre, and is only sometimes shepherded by a person with the title “dramaturg.”

This two-hour workshop will help you think in a dramaturgical way about structure, meaning, context, and reception for any play or performance. Aimed primarily at actors, directors, and designers, some of the topics covered will be:

1. Should I work with a dramaturg? What will that process look like?

2. How do I explore the text (script/source material) in greater depth?

3. How can I explore historical and cultural contexts to deepen the connections between source material, performers, and audiences?

This workshop will be part discussion, part Q&A, and part hands-on exploration of an intriguing texts that Matt will introduce to the participants.

1. Questions that unlock the connection between a work’s meaning and structure

2. A strong sense of the process of working with a dramaturg;

3. An appreciation of dramaturgy as a process of questioning text, performance, and reception to deepen the meaning and impact of a work of performance.

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